Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake 4-23-22

Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake 4/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake 4/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Portland Timbers (2-4-2) will be shooting the ball on target against the Real Salt Lake (3-3-2) in the MLS Western Conference tournament at Providence Park in Portland on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 10:00 PM ET.

 

Portland will be facing the Real Salt Lake on Saturday after a draw versus the Houston Dynamo following their 3-2 win over Vancouver on April 9. The Timbers are in 9th place at 2-4-2 in the Western Conference after completing 10 goals but allowing 13 for a -3 goal difference and gained 10 points on the season.

 

Portland concluded the match versus Houston with an 87.7% received passes rate after converting 443 of their 505 passing targets while converting 11 of their 18 dribble attempts at a rate of 61.1% last time out. The Timbers attempted 14 total shots and landed only 2 at a rate of 14.3% in the draw.

 

Dairon Asprilla led Portland with an average of 0.32 goals per 90 minutes played in his 103 career starts for the Timbers and the Colombian forward earned 32 goals with 12 assists made in 8,938 minutes played in a pro soccer league.

 

Another key player for Portland is Forward Sebastian Blanco from Argentina who averages 0.27 goals per 90 minutes with 50 assists and 52 goals recorded in his MLS career.

 

GK Aljaz Ivancic (8-8-10) will be guarding the net for the Timbers and the Slovenian goalie collected 3 clean sheets for an 11.5% shutout rate with a save percentage of 64.3 after playing for 2,391 minutes in his career in the majors.

 

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Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake Predictions 4/23/2022

 

The Real Salt Lake went home with a low spirit after a 0-6 loss to the New York City FC in their recent battle on the field on April 17. RSL took 6th place at 3-3-2 in the Western Conference with 9 runs collected and wasted 13 for a goal difference of -4 while acquiring a total of 12 points on the season.

 

The Real Salt Lake ended the game with a total of 315 passes connected out of 330 tries at a rate of 95.5% and the team made 5 shots on target from the 12 shots they tried for a 41.7% rate last game out.

 

In their recent outings, RSL scored a total of 9 goals at an average rate of 1.13 while casting 7 assists at a rate of 0.87 assists per 90 minutes played.

 

In leading the Real Salt Lake, Justin Meram made a total of 208 starting assignments with an average of 0.25 goals per 90 minutes played in his career in the majors.

 

The American forward collected 49 goals in 17,891 minutes in his career. Cuban Midfielder Maikel Chang also led his team with 35 goals scored and dispensed 46 assists after playing for 15,895 minutes in 182 career starts in the majors.

 

RSL will be assigning Zac MacMath in front of the goal to protect the net with a 53-50-60 record in his pro league career. MacMath acquired 44 clean sheets at a shutout rate of 27.0% with a save percentage of 70.0 in playing for 14,738 minutes in MLS.              

 

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake. The MLS Pick for this game is Portland -120. The Timbers led in goals scored at 10 to 9 while RSL topped in assists at 7 to 4 with a goal difference at -3 (POR) and -4 (RSL). However, Portland won 4 of their last 5 versus Real Salt Lake. Prediction: Portland will win at 2-1. 

 

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Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake 4/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLS Starting Time: 10:00 PM ET

 

Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR

 

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

MLS Odds/Point Spread: Portland Timbers -120

 

MLS Totals: 2.5

 

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